Last night's meeting

Bob Forgey rforgey at
Thu Aug 17 19:53:34 CDT 2000

The active logging was fascinating, but I have some questions...

First, to make sure I understand the basics. An active log is a log
file produced by an application where the first item on each line
(is/can be used as a) command, so that the active log is a
script. Right?

How are these logs used? Are the commands in the log file executed by
the application being debugged? Are they executed by a separate
program that generates appropriate client/server-type messages?

I noticed that snapshots loomed large in the discussion. These
snapshots are a picture of the values of a script's internal variables 
at a given point in its execution (right?). Are these shapshots used
by the developer to inspect the variables, sort of like looking at a
core dump? That is to say, the snapshots aren't used in some kind of
automated processing, but for people to read?


>>>>> "Bobby" == Bobby Kleemann <rkleeman at> writes:

    Bobby> ~sdpm~
    Bobby> Guys,
    Bobby> 	I had a great time last night and I hope the rest of you (who
    Bobby> showed) did too.  I've got Ted's slides from his discussion on Active
    Bobby> Logging last night, so whoever is the webmaster please contact me so we
    Bobby> can get the sliges posted.  Also, after the meeting we came up with the
    Bobby> idea of using the mongers to create an active logging module.  Who's
    Bobby> interested in helping with that?

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